Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Collection 2000 Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner

I am rubbish at applying eyeliner.  Rubb-ish.  I end up making a mess of the wing, or making the line too thick, or having the two eyes be completely uneven.  I have really hooded eyelids, so I try not to make the line too thick, otherwise all you see is the line when I open my eye and none of the eyeshadow.






I picked up the Collection 2000 Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner in black last month and have been playing with it on and off.  For the most part, I think it's great for the price.  I can't remember exactly how much I paid for it, but I think it's £2.99 on some websites.  I took some photos to show you all.  Below we have a thin line and a thick line for comparison.


Please excuse the eyebrows in the close up photos below!  I have since tidied them up and they didn't look this bad in person, just in photos!  Anyway, below is one of my eyes lined halfway along the lashline.  This is great for work since it's not too dramatic.  What I loved about the felt tip liner was that you can be really accurate and careful, especially when doing the point of the wing.

Below, I was able to get really close to the lash line all the way along, making just a thin line with the pointiest part of the pen.

See?

I made a thicker line below, just to see how it turned out.

All in all, I love this liner.  I store it so that the tip is pointing down, that way the liquid doesn't dry out.  What I did notice was that because I was trying to be so careful and precise, it had a tendency to dry out a bit as I was messing around.  When this happened I just put the cap back on and left it upside down to let the liquid flow back into the tip.

You can also lie the tip of the liner horizontally along your eyelashes and drag it along the lash liner, to make a (hopefully) clean line.

The pigmentation is pretty good.  I would usually go over it with a black matte eyeshadow like this one to make sure it's really dark, but for work, it's grand.  I think this kind of product is great for someone learning how to use eyeliners without spending a lot of money.  It comes in black, purple, blue and teal.  I've my eye on the purple one next :)

As for the 24 hour claim?  Who wears eyeliner for 24 hours?!  I wore it to work one day and by the time I was coming home it had faded quite a bit.  It came off easily with a face wipe.  I've read a few blogs about it staining the skin but I didn't have that problem at all.

Go and check this out if you want to learn how to use a felt tip liner without the expense :)
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